The senior editor for the Specialty division will be responsible for approximately 25 titles a year. Types of books will include: Devotionals, Gift Books, Journals, and Design/Lifestyle books. Some product examples include: Grace Not Perfection (by Emily Ley), Savor (by Shauna Niequist), and 100 Days to Brave (by Annie Downs).
This position will have the opportunity to work on key projects with high profile authors and will manage the books from manuscript to completion.
Experience working with 4-color books or magazines is required. Please consider including in your cover letter examples of key projects and authors you have personally managed that include the types of books listed above.
Knowledge: Extremely familiar with Chicago Manual of Style. A strong grasp of proper English, grammar, and an eagle-eye for errors. Thorough knowledge of the Bible and of the book editorial process required.
Work Experience: 7+ years in publishing required; work on children’s books and/or 4-color books or magazines required, Christian publishing preferred. Experience in communicating with authors or high profile personalities.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Writing, Journalism, Publishing or related field
Industry Knowledge: Clear understanding and experience with the Christian publishing industry preferred. Substantial experience working with 4-color art and design required.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.